University Guide

University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is in South Yorkshire. One of two large universities in this dynamic city, it dates back to 1905. Originally evolving from the Sheffield Medical School founded in 1828 it now has 50 different academic departments. Almost 30,000 students study at the university each year.

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University of Sheffield

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Sheffield.

  • Rankings

    The University of Sheffield ranks 105th in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for 2024. The Students’ Union was voted number 1 in the Times Higher Education Student experience survey 10 years in a row from 2009-18!

  • Employability

    The University Careers service offer help with placements, volunteering, graduate jobs, part time work, further study and International opportunity which can be found here:. The employment rate is 98% of students are in work/further study within six months of graduation

  • Fees

    Home undergraduate fees are £9250 and for EU and International students, the fee depends on a Fee Status, information for which can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    For 2024, there are a range of bursaries depending on where you live, grades you achieve and whether or not you are estranged or a care leaver. More information can be found here. There are 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee.


For 2024/25, room options included en-suite +, deluxe +, ensuite, and shared in City, and Ranmoor and Endcliffe. A full breakdown can be found here.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union was voted number 1 student union in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards for the fourth year in a row this year! There are over 350 clubs and societies as well as club sports and social sports.

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University of Sheffield Students' Union
University of Sheffield Students' Union

Famous for

Alumni include Lee Child, Amy Johnson and Jessica Ennis.


Professor Helen Rodd of The University of Sheffield was awarded an MBE for services and impact to paediatric dentistry in October 2020!

AFS says

“Sheffield is an amazing city which never gets dull. It’s surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and the Peak District national park, but is still a bustling metropolitan city meaning that you certainly get the best of both worlds. It’s full of culture, it has some beautiful buildings, and it has a pretty sick nightlife. As the years go on you may end up spending more time in the library, but at least you’ll have one of the best cities in The North surrounding you".

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